Up to seven civilians, including four children and one woman, were killed while as many as dozens were wounded, local media reported, following Russian or Assad-waged airstrikes in Madyara village, aastern Ghouta, Damascus.
While the death toll spanned from five to seven, most reported six civilian fatalities.
For example, The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “Six civilians (four children and their parents) killed as Syrian- Russian alliance warplanes fired missiles on Madyara village in Eastern Ghouta east of Damascus suburbs governorate on November 19 2017.”
Several sources tweeted the names of six victims from the same family, including Violations Documentation Center for Syria (VDC).
The Step News Agency put the death toll at seven, adding that “dozens” more were wounded.
Enabbaladi reported on regime strikes in Eastern Ghouta: “According to statistics published by Al-Gawta Media Center on Saturday (November 18th), 14 children and eight women were killed after the aerial bombardment of the eastern towns and villages of Ghouta.”
Sources were, however, conflicting in terms of culpability, as blame was attributed to both Russia and the Syrian regime across the reports.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between November 4th - 20th 2017.